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 Post subject: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:12 pm 
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Logged on around 5:00PM CST on July 13, 2009, and the main page was different.

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Trying something new, Ryme?

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:52 pm 
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Heh...I thought my browser was screwed up for the first 10 seconds or so.

And the inclusion of that green....thing is just rubbing salt in my wound of curiousity. :D


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:28 pm 
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I like it, mostly. It needs a little bit of work making the entire thing more uniform, IMO, but it's a nice look.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Hmm. It is more interesting, for sure. But it's also much wider and not as...smooth as the last one. Wider isn't necessarily bad, but not everyone has a widescreen computer. Or is it just the fact that I do have one make it seem a little weird?

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Why dont' you try shrinking your browser window and find out?


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Looks great when your window isn't maximized- Looks... good when it is on a widescreen monitor. I certainly won't be starting any petitions.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:16 pm 
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Yeah, it's definitely better on a normal (non-widescreen) monitor, but it's not bad by any means.

It still looks a little too sharp and boxy compared to the old one though, IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:54 pm 
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It looks... a little cluttered. Certainly got my attention when I loaded the site.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:57 pm 
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Well, "I like it, like it, yes, I do."

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:26 pm 
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It's cool. But, the green thing :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Agreed. Looks interesting. And shiny.

It'd be interesting if it pulled up random images though, instead of just static.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:01 am 
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My first reaction was that it doesn't look good on a wide screen, too cluttered.
But on a second look it might not be so bad, and my first reaction was just me being used to the old clean look.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:42 am 
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It's so ugly. I thought I'd gone to the wrong site. Upon realizing I didn't, my first reaction was OH GOD THE UGLY. Perhaps this was exaggerated because I'd only been awake for like a minute. But still >.> If you could somehow line up the item lines, it'd probably look better :/


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:37 am 
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On my laptop things look better, but on my home machine I get this (click thumbnail for full version):

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As you can see there are some alignment problems.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:56 pm 
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So, some of you love it, some of you hate it, some are weirded out because it's different. Sounds pretty typical of any change.

I had two main goals with the update:
1) Let the page expand/flex to fit different browser sizes, instead of being a fixed width.
2) Work in some actual game art.
3) Get rid of the borders on the tables that nobody else has used since 1997.

I'm pretty sure those three things have been accomplished. Maybe not exactly elegantly, but close enough.

@awaj: Rounded corners? Do you have any idea how difficult those are?

@jazztap: obviously not going to constrain the width, because that's counter to one of my goals. I'm sticking with the principle that every user can set their browser however they like, but if I fix the width then I'm forcing a lot of people to be stuck with a width they don't want.

@ magi: I can't do a series of random images as a background image in a table. I have to do a background to let it scale with changing page sizes. At least, that's how I understand it; someone may know tricks that I don't. There might be other ways to fudge it, and I can give it some thought.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Not really. Like I said, it was using the old border tag that nobody has used since 1997. Wasn't really rounded, just fake beveling.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:24 pm 
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I thught my browser was broken too.. because I never saw the little images of the items.. and.. what the hell is that green thing??

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Carygon Nijax wrote:
I thught my browser was broken too.. because I never saw the little images of the items.. and.. what the hell is that green thing??

I could be wrong, but I think it's in the slots, too. Ryme's just teasing us with it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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Yes, it's in the slots. If it's elsewhere in the game, no one has found it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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Ryme, want to dispense some info on the green item? :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:49 am 
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There's already an ultra rare in the garbage. So I doubt there would be a second.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:43 am 
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I already gave a hint about that item in chat :?

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:23 pm 
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I'd have to agree. My desktop monitor is 22 inches, so maximized it makes it a pain to read. And it's an inconvenience to place upon us large monitors to have to re-size every time we switch over to the TH main page >.> But granted, since it's just one page, it can be lived with.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:50 pm 
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Therum wrote:

-The picture of the CD is cut off on my resolution, and that looks reeeaaaalllllyyyy goofy. You need to make sure the last image in a row doesn't get cut off like that. Likewise, the left and top edges of the gasmask cut off naturally - I would use images that fit within the frame instead.


It scales. That's the whole point. I can't design for 100 different screens, and the choice is either not scale at all (and thus be too big or too small) or scale and thus risk being cut off. There's nothing magical about your monitor that I should use it as a guide -- hundreds of others see hundreds of different things.


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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:16 pm 
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Er, but that's the thing. There WAS nothing wrong with the previous one. It wasn't too big OR too small. It was always just right.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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I don't want to be rude or anything.. but.. I actually liked the old one more than this new one

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:31 am 
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Honestly? It's a page I look at for 10 seconds. It's different, but it's not bad. It's certainly not something that would drive away potential players.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:47 am 
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Maybe not.. but it won't attract them either

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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By the time they see the page, they've already been attracted. :?

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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well.. If they mind that much about the main page. then they should never play!

go play some wii game you freaks!

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:22 am 
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I agree with Cris, it's a log in page that I look at for 10 seconds. I just made the thread because it was different.

I like different. It's fine, Ryme. Either way works, and I understand why you did it. Can't please 'em all.

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 Post subject: Re: New Main TH Page?
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The point we're making Cris is that it is bad for monitors which are too small or too large, where the original page was just fine for even my large monitor. Also, Ryme, you certainly could design it for 100 or 1000 or /all/ screens... You've got the power of JS and PHP, afterall, which is /made/ for dynamic programming of web pages >.>


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